MS Dhoni’s future in Chennai Super Kings is not certain yet.© IPL
A top Chennai Super Kings official said on Sunday that a decision on whether to retain MS Dhoni for the next season of IPL will be taken only after knowing the rules of the system. Retention rules are yet to be set and two more teams are set to be added in the 2022 edition. When asked about the possibility, the official told PTI, “The rules of retention are not clear yet. We are not sure about how much retention. Using a retention card to retain the talisman Dhoni.
The iconic CSK captain is the toast of the cricketing world after guiding the franchise to a fourth IPL title on Friday in Dubai.
Earlier, Dhoni had said that he would like to make a roadmap for the next 10 years for CSK. The captain had said that he had not decided how he would fit into the plan to keep things going.
After beating Kolkata Knight Riders by 27 runs in the IPL final, he said, “I’ve said it again before, it depends on the BCCI. With two new teams coming in, we have to decide whether to go for CSK. What’s good.” .
“It’s not about me being in the top-three or four. It’s about building a strong core to make sure the franchise doesn’t suffer.
Core group, we will have to work hard to see who can contribute in the next 10 years.”
The CSK official also said that any celebrations by the team would be awaited until the captain returns after finishing his role as a mentor with the Indian T20 World Cup squad in the UAE. .
“After playing the role of mentor of the Indian team for the T20 World Cup, the celebration of victory will have to wait for Dhoni’s return,” he added.
Meanwhile, CSK’s star batsman Ruturaj Gaikwad returned to Pune on Sunday with a warm welcome.
The stylish right-handed batsman had scored 635 runs to win the Orange Cup for the highest run-scorer in the recently concluded IPL. Some players from CSK’s city are expected to reach Chennai on Monday.
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